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Brooklyn, N.Y. native promoted to staff sergeant [Image 4 of 4]

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 08:18:50 -0400

U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (April 6, 2018) – U.S. Marine Sgt. Kadeem Stewart, a disbursing pay agent with I Marine Expeditionary Force, marches front and center during his promotion ceremony to staff sergeant. Stewart, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., is currently attached to Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade in preparation for exercise Eager Lion 18. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy/Released)
Brooklyn, N.Y. native promoted to staff sergeant [Image 4 of 4]

TF 51/5 Marine promoted to lance corporal [Image 2 of 3]

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 08:18:41 -0400

AQABA, Jordan (April 1, 2018) – U.S. Marine Private 1st Class Anthony Fanciullo, an embarkation clerk with Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (TF 51/5,) prepares to be promoted to lance corporal in Aqaba, Jordan. Fanciullo, a native of Goodyear, Ariz., fulfills logistics requirements for TF 51/5 in preparation for exercise Eager Lion 18. (Courtesy photo/Released)
TF 51/5 Marine promoted to lance corporal [Image 2 of 3]

Brooklyn, N.Y. native promoted to staff sergeant [Image 2 of 4]

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 08:18:33 -0400

U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (April 6, 2018) – U.S. Marine Sgt. Kadeem Stewart, a disbursing pay agent with I Marine Expeditionary Force, recites the oath of enlistment during his promotion ceremony to staff sergeant. Stewart, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., is currently attached to Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade in preparation for exercise Eager Lion 18. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy/Released)
Brooklyn, N.Y. native promoted to staff sergeant [Image 2 of 4]

Brooklyn, N.Y. native promoted to staff sergeant [Image 3 of 4]

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 08:18:03 -0400

U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (April 6, 2018) – U.S. Marine Sgt. Kadeem Stewart, a disbursing pay agent with I Marine Expeditionary Force, stands at attention during his promotion ceremony to staff sergeant. Stewart, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., is currently attached to Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade in preparation for exercise Eager Lion 18. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy/Released)
Brooklyn, N.Y. native promoted to staff sergeant [Image 3 of 4]

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve

Advanced Marksmanship Intstructor Course [Image 2 of 4]

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:40:12 -0400

An Australian soldier, with Task Force Taji, observes Iraqi soldiers conducting range coach training during the Baghdad Fighting School advanced marksmanship instructor course at Camp Taji, Iraq, April 3, 2018. Camp Taji is a Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve enhanced partner capacity location dedicated to training partner forces and enhancing their effectiveness. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Audrey Ward)
Advanced Marksmanship Intstructor Course [Image 2 of 4]

Advanced Marksmanship Intstructor Course [Image 1 of 4]

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:39:34 -0400

Iraqi soldiers attending the Baghdad Fighting School’s advanced marksmanship course fire long range rifles during range coach training at Camp Taji, Iraq, April 3, 2018. Camp Taji is a Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve enhanced partner capacity location dedicated to training partner forces and enhancing their effectiveness. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Audrey Ward)
Advanced Marksmanship Intstructor Course [Image 1 of 4]

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MARCENT is designated as the Marine Corps service component for U.S. Central Command. MARCENT is responsible for all Marine Corps forces in the CENTCOM area of responsibility.

MARCENT provides Marine Expeditionary Forces capable of conducting a wide range of operations, offering the command a responsive and unique set of capabilities. Marines deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as well as embarked aboard U.S. Navy amphibious ships provide a potent mix of capabilities that can project combat power rapidly to any location in the region.

The CENTCOM AOR is an area larger than the Continental United States, is comprised of 20 countries, 522 million people, 7 major languages and more than 12 major religions.

Marine Corps News

Raider's Valor Recognized with Silver Star

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 11:49:00 GMT

A critical skills operator with 3rd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Raider Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command received the Silver Star award aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 6, 2018.
A critical skills operator with 3rd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Raider Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, receives the Silver Star aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 6, 2018.

F-35B visits CENTCOM as it prepares to enter theater

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:15:00 GMT

The F-35B Lightning II aircraft arrived at U.S. Central Command on MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.,
Lt. Col. Chad Vaughn, an F-35B Lightning II pilot stationed at Marine Aircraft Group 11, out of Yuma, Ariz. briefs GEN. Joseph L. Votel, commander of United States Central Command.  The purpose of the visit was to inform CENTCOM senior leaders of the capabilities of the aircraft and how it meets the demands of the complex CENTCOM environment.

UPDATE: Marines identified in 3rd MAW CH-53E Super Stallion crash

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 03:37:20 GMT

Four Marines from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 465, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine
Capt. Samuel A. Schultz, 28, of Huntington Valley, Pennsylvania, was a pilot assigned to HMH-465. He joined the Marine Corps in May 2012.

Marines with 2/14 conduct a live-fire HIMARS raid

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:12:07 GMT

An Air Force MC-130 barrels through the dry, March air, in route to Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah.
Marines from Kilo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, inspect a M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) after being offloaded from an Air Force MC-130, on Fort Campbell, Ky., March 30, 2018. Marines from Kilo Battery flew from Fort Campbell to Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah, where they offloaded and fired four HIMARS missiles, demonstrating a unique capability that will give commanders more options to deal with threats when other options are not appropriate.